Performance Lifestyle Adviser

Description 

The Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) is seeking to recruit a passionate, driven, and collaborative high-performance professional to the position of VIS Performance Lifestyle (PL) Adviser.

The role will suit a professional who has been working in a high performance sporting environment for a number of years and who will bring a passion for sporting achievement with a focus on athlete wellbeing and a strong commitment to positively impacting high performance culture and working collaboratively in Interdisciplinary Teams.

Reporting to the Performance Lifestyle Manager (VIS), the primary purpose of this specialist role is to deliver performance lifestyle/athlete wellbeing services to VIS Sport programs as part of an inter-disciplinary team approach.

This full-time position is responsible for providing best practice wellbeing, career, education, lifestyle management and transition advice to VIS athletes to enhance their performance capabilities and assist them to successfully navigate the critical transition points that exists throughout their sporting career and beyond.

The Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) is one of Australia’s elite high performance sports training and coaching organisations. Through promoting our maxim of “Success in Sport and Life” the organisation constantly strives to provide an environment in which talented athletes have the opportunity to excel in both their chosen sport and life in general. Underpinning this dedication is a strong set of core values that promote excellence, courage, passion, community, simplicity and success amongst not only the athletes, but also the coaching and support staff equally.

The position will be based at the world class VIS headquarters in Melbourne’s Albert Park precinct but will require the capacity to travel to training and competition venues.

Key Accountabilities Include:

  • Deliver programs to ensure that VIS athletes are supported to strive for success in sport and life.
  • Engage and collaborate with the appropriate VIS coaches/program/performance managers to identify the key performance lifestyle and wellbeing factors for athlete progression and performance. To design and implement the necessary Performance Lifestyle plans for both the Sport program and the individual athletes within Sports.
  • Manage and deliver Performance Lifestyle (AW&E) services to VIS Sports Programs. Delivering to athletes on a case management basis including; career counselling, educational advice, personal development, conduct & professionalism counselling, ‘family and friend’ programs, business and community referrals, delivery of training courses, transition services, referrals to VIS Performance Psychologists, AIS Mental Health Referral Network and AIS Career Practitioner Referral Network
  • Engage and collaborate with NSO AW&E Mangers to provide best practice service delivery to athletes
  • Design, facilitate, co-ordinate and deliver PL workshops to address the contemporary issues faced by high performance athletes

You Will Bring:

  • A strong understanding of high performance sport - with the capacity to be both ‘hands-on’ and strategic in an inter-disciplinary team environment
  • High level communication and planning with strong interpersonal skills, a collaborative communication style and well-honed negotiation and influencing skills, together with being highly organised
  • Awareness of the contemporary issues relating to athletes within high performance sport
  • Knowledge of school, tertiary, TAFE and other education providers in Australia
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement projects and workshops

To apply for this position, you must be legally entitled to work in Australia.

Essential Requirements

  • Relevant tertiary qualification (Education, Career Development, Counselling, Psychology, Health, Human Resources)
  • Current Victorian Working With Children Check (must be in place before employment commences)
  • Current Safeguarding Children Certification
  • Current Driver's Licence

Desirable Criteria

  • Qualification(s) in Career Development, Elite Athlete Wellbeing or Workplace Assessment and Training
  • Mental Health First Aid

Apply

If this sounds like you, an Information Pack with further details about the VIS and the role can be obtained from Nerissa Byrne, Senior Performance Coordinator (VIS) on (03) 9425 0061 or nerissa.byrne@vis.org.au

Applications must be received at the VIS no later than 5pm Wednesday 18 August 2021.

Applicants should provide a current resume, and a letter of application.

Attachments 

VIS Performance Lifestyle Adviser PD

Employer

The Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) is one of Australia’s elite high performance sports training and coaching organisations. Through promoting our maxim of “Success in Sport and Life” the organisation constantly strives to provide an environment in which talented athletes have the opportunity to excel in both their chosen sport and life in general. Underpinning this dedication is a strong set of core values that promote excellence, courage, passion, community, simplicity and success amongst not only the athletes, but also the coaching and support staff equally.

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